The mission of the Department of Economic and Housing Development is to create economic opportunity for Newark residents and enhance the vibrancy of our city. To this end, the department seeks to position Newark to take advantage of its unique assets, including its strategic location, a diverse and underutilized workforce, a large amount of developable land, concentration of corporate and business service firms, several major universities, and a wealth of arts and cultural assets.
Implements the laws for what you can build and where you can build it in Newark. Also provides administrative and staff support to the Newark Central Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission and the Environmental Commission. Applications for site plan review, environmental review, zoning variances and exterior renovations of properties located in historic districts can be obtained from this office. Click here for the revised Zoning Ordinance and revised fee schedule. Click here for an interactive Zoning map
Administers the new construction and rehabilitation/renovation of safe, affordable housing and public facilities and nonprofit owned, non-residential facilities.
Works to develop plans and land use regulations that will guide private and public development across the city. We seek to create livable, walkable, safe and environmentally sustainable communities throughout the city that will provide opportunities for housing, employment, retail services and recreation.
Property Management provides real estate management services for properties acquired by the City of Newark until they can be returned to the city tax rolls.
Enforces Newark’s Rent Control Ordinance and provides staff support to the Rent Control Board to ensure tenants have quality and affordable living conditions.
Capacity-building program will prepare Newarkers to work with City and major developers;
Two 11-story high-rise buildings will provide 209 apartments for Newark seniors
Training, Recreation, and Education Center will provide neighborhood with 24,000 square-foot facility,
Mixed-use green project will create 87 apartments,including 47 affordable units and 6500 sq ft of retail space
The following uses are permitted in residential zones:
You may call or visit the Zoning Office(973-733-6333) , with the correct street address of property in question. A staff person will provide you with the specific residential,business, or industrial zone(s) where your property is located.
To do business with the City of Newark, you must have a State of New Jersey Business Registration Certificate. You can register your business online with the State HERE.
Contracts with the City of Newark to provide goods and/or services are available by Bid, RFP or RFQ.
For additional information on the Bid or RFP/RFQ process, please write, call, or visit:
Central Purchasing DivisionFinance Building828 Broad Street, 3rd FloorNewark, NJ 07102,(973) 733-3776Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.